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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:49:56 +0900

David Kastrup writes:

 > Binary is quite unpractical when you are working in a locale

The Emacs source tree evidently doesn't *have* a locale in the
relevant sense since it has multiple encodings.

 > and the vast majority of output fits it.  Then you want to have
 > things displayed according to locale and have that stuff which
 > doesn't fit formatted as some sort of recognizable escape sequence.

For Paul's example, I suppose binary would work just fine, since he's
searching for ASCII and Emacs sources are probably over 95% ASCII.

And in *my* locale, the whole locale concept sucks becaues no matter
what locale I choose somewhere between 1/3 and 2/3 of the text (all
perfectly intelligible Japanese) will be unreadable according to that

The real world is stranger and more dangerous than you imagine.

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